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What are some risks of wearing artificial nails?

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Artificial nails can help you make a fashion statement or wear long nails if your real ones won’t grow. While the nails aren’t harmful, putting them on and taking them off can involve acids and other chemicals that could cause allergic reactions. Damage to artificial nails also can lead to fungal infections and other problems.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Artificial nails: Dermatologists’ tips for reducing nail damage.”

The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology : “Cosmetically induced disorders of the nail with update on contemporary nail manicures.”

FDA: “How to safely use nail care products.”

Mayo Clinic: “Can I harm my natural nails by wearing acrylic nails?” “Nail fungus.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Gel manicures can be tough on nails.”

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: “Athlete’s foot.”

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: “Adult foot health.”

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: “Nail Psoriasis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 01, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Artificial nails: Dermatologists’ tips for reducing nail damage.”

The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology : “Cosmetically induced disorders of the nail with update on contemporary nail manicures.”

FDA: “How to safely use nail care products.”

Mayo Clinic: “Can I harm my natural nails by wearing acrylic nails?” “Nail fungus.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Gel manicures can be tough on nails.”

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: “Athlete’s foot.”

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: “Adult foot health.”

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: “Nail Psoriasis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 01, 2018

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